Klibanoff Eye Associates

Klibanoff Eye Associates

55 Broad Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

(401) 723-3400

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Klibanoff Eye Associates Q: A: experience congestion, sneezing, and a runny nose but their eyes can also be affected. Eye allergies, also known as allergic conjunctivitis, are very common and can present as red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids. In some instances, they also can cause sensitivity to light, foreign body sensation, and/ or blurry vision. Eye allergies are caused by allergens such as pollen, mold, dust andpetdander. Whenanallergysuffererisexposedtoallergensitreleases a substance called histamine. There are different ways to get relief from eye allergies. Avoidingallergensisoneofthebestapproaches.Itmaybenecessary to see an allergist who can perform a skin or blood test to help identify speci c allergens. When outdoors protect your eyes from airborne allergens by wearing wraparound sunglasses. Cold compresses can help to reduce swelling around the eyes and itching. In mild cases over-the-counter antihistamine eye drops (suchasAlawayorZaditor)mayrelieveeyeallergysymptoms. Arti cialtears can also help temporarily by washing allergens from your eyes. However, in more severe cases or if you do not get relief with over-the-counter eye drops, youmayneedtobeprescribedastrongermedicationbyyoureyedoctor. In any case, do NOT rub your eyes! Rubbing your eyes releases more histamines andmakessymptomsworse. Scheduleaneyeexamtodaytohelpgetrelief from your eye allergies! We hope you found this answer useful and informative. We will be answering questions submitted monthly. If you have a question youd like to see answered, email it to Info@KlibanoffEye.com. Please follow us on social media! Facebook.com/KlibanoffEye and Instagram @KlibanoffEye What are eye allergies and what can I do for relief? The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Im- munology estimates that 50 million people in the United States have seasonal allergies affecting up to 30% of adults and up to 40% of children. Allergy suffers usually 55 Broad Street Pawtucket, RI 401-723-3400 www.klibanoffeye.com